Mama Cats Nursing Puppies Are ‘One Big Happy Family’

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Family doesn’t have to mean you’re related by blood — or even members of the same species.

Two orphaned puppies at the City of LaGrange Animal Shelter in Georgia are matching right in with their chosen feline mamas and siblings, shelter overseer Chris Bussy told The Huffington Post.

The puppies were rescued from the side of the road after a automobile collision and killed their mother, Bussy suggested. Exclusively about next two weeks old-fashioned, they were still too young to be weaned onto solid food. Fortunately for the puppies, the shelter had two harbour mother “cat-o-nine-tails” who were happy to make room for one puppy apiece.

City of LaGrange Animal Shelter/ Facebook

“The puppies sleep with the kittens, ” Bussy enunciated. “They’re one big happy family.”

The mother felines were brought in with their kittens previously from a husband who told the shelter he had too many cats.

Though the shelter has situated orphaned puppies with nursing mother bird-dogs before, this is the first time they’ve tried it with puppies and cats.

LaGrange City Animal Shelter/ Facebook

Linda Couto of the LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society told the LaGrange Daily News that if the accord hadn’t labor, the shelter proletarians are more likely to have had to feed them with a formula-filled syringe.

“Since the two cats precisely had offsprings, they’re be permitted to wet-nurse, ” she did. “It’s like a motherly instinct.”

Bussy told HuffPost that when the kittens and puppies are old enough, they’ll be transported via Puppy Pipeline Rescue to the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley, Minnesota, where they’ll be up for adoption.

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